ColorWell

ColorWell 7.1

Access the built-in color wheel and generate palettes.
 
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ColorWell is intended to let you access your system’s color wheel more easily. Besides, it provides some advantages that you cannot find in the built-in feature. The tool is readily accessible from not only its icon in Finder’s Apps and the menu bar but also by using a global hotkey. Unfortunately, the application is not so easy to figure out and the help documentation is null.

ColorWell has a main window from which you can perform most of the operations. It is remarkable that you can type in values in the pad to get the desired color. However, this is not the only way as it is also possible to change the color by name, RGB, HSL, HSB, Lab and CMYK. Likewise, you can use the picker to select any specific color from the screen. There is even one more way: generating color code with Switch and Objective-C. Finally, it is extremely convenient that the tool can keep an unlimited history of the colors you have picked before, so you can always go back to a certain point and retrieve a given color.

As to managing palettes, ColorWell allows importing such popular formats as ASE and CLR. What is more, it can generate palettes automatically from imported images. Finally, the possibility to export them as Apple palettes, which permits total synchronization with macOS.

All in all, ColorWell expands the features of macOS built-in palette, which is likely to be appreciated by those users who commonly deal with colors as part of their work, including developers and designers. The product has a reasonable price tag and can be tried at no cost.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • Quick access to color wheel
  • Full history support
  • Supports picking a color in various ways
  • Synchronization with the system palettes

Cons

  • No help documentation
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